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Take Five at Rochester: Once More, With Feeling!
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6 Tips to Surviving the Infamous Rochester Snow!
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Rare Books: An Underutilized Resource
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HEAL at Rochester
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A Day in My Life as a University of Rochester Student
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New Blogger!
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The Mindful University Project
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How to Survive a Rochester Winter, from a Southerner
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Getting Ready to Study Abroad
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Preparing for Next Semester: Classes

Take Five at Rochester: Once More, With Feeling!

For many students, choosing a major is a tough decision. Sometimes it’s the easiest choice in the world, but other times it can be difficult to pick just one thing to study. In my case, it was the latter. I eventually decided to study mathematics, but I still had a passion for biology. It seemed[…]

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6 Tips to Surviving the Infamous Rochester Snow!

One of the most well known facts about Rochester is that we get an insane amount of snow. There are definitely horror stories like how we got over 24 inches of snow in one weekend or how one of the highways was completely shut down because of dangerous road conditions. However, the snowfalls are definitely[…]

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Rare Books: An Underutilized Resource

What is Rare Books? If you haven’t spent much time exploring the vast expanses of Rush Rhees Library, you might not ever encountered it. It’s a small library, tucked away on the second floor. But if you walk into the Great Hall, take a left, then a right, and walk to the end of the[…]

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HEAL at Rochester

Health and Epidemiology Advanced Learning (HEAL) is one of the University of Rochester’s combined degree programs. It’s a five-year BA/BS + master’s program for students interested in epidemiology and public health. Here we speak with three HEAL students about their experiences. Can you start off by introducing yourself? What interested you in being a HEAL[…]

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A Day in My Life as a University of Rochester Student

As a high schooler, one of my biggest questions about colleges I was interested in was what my day-to-day life would look like as a student there. Now that I’m a college sophomore, I’m happy to help answer that question for anyone standing in those shoes! Every student has their own unique ambitions, so my[…]

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New Blogger!

Hello! My name is Kenzie Potter. I am a member of the Class of 2021 majoring in statistics. I was born and raised in the small coastal town of Kitty Hawk, on the Outer Banks of NC. Growing up in a “beach town” has certainly shaped a part of who I am. The pace of[…]

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The Mindful University Project

In light of the end of the semester, I thought I’d write about a University-wide initiative that is working to help students reduce and cope with stress: the Mindful University Project. It aims to support good mental health, promote academic thriving, and increase resiliency to stress. The project is interdisciplinary, as demonstrated by its diverse[…]

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How to Survive a Rochester Winter, from a Southerner

Whenever I tell people back home in Virginia that I go to the University of Rochester, their first response is always, “Wow, isn’t it cold up there?” The answer is yes. It’s cold, it snows all the time, and the wind can be brutal on the walk to class. But there are ways to make[…]

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Getting Ready to Study Abroad

Did you know that about 25% of Rochester undergraduates study abroad? Next semester, I’m studying abroad in Copenhagen, which I am extraordinarily excited for. Deciding where to study abroad, applying, and preparing to leave has been nearly a year in the making. Here are some things I’ve been working on to get ready to spend[…]

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Preparing for Next Semester: Classes

The process of selecting classes is sometimes a no-brainer, sometimes stressful, and always exciting because of all the new things you’ll get to learn and subjects you’ll get to explore. As a first year, it’s hard to believe that it’s already been so long since I picked my very first college classes here. Although this[…]

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